The folly of choosing winning ahead of well-being

Sport can have a higher purpose, other than the pursuit of victory. As athletes, coaches, teams, and organisations embrace honourable behaviour, it is possible for them to transcend mediocrity and the mundane, to achieve something so special, so rewarding, so exultant. Our collective humanity is enhanced as we become the greatest versions of ourselves, not … Read more The folly of choosing winning ahead of well-being

Day eight favourite song – Too Much Love Will Kill You

I love this song for many reasons, just as I love this band, and so many of its other songs. Freddie’s soaring vocals, the lyrics, the guitars. Yet the song’s key message resonates, as all of us navigate that gap between deprivation and hedonism, pleasure and pain, less rather than more, seeking success and fulfillment … Read more Day eight favourite song – Too Much Love Will Kill You

Day four favourite song – The Winner Takes It All

Another beautiful song. Representative of three divergent themes for me. Firstly, shit does happens and life is not fair. But we can recover and once more prosper. You win some, you lose some. Secondly, a personal emancipation of sorts. It was not cool to love ABBA when I was a self-conscious teenager. Now, I do … Read more Day four favourite song – The Winner Takes It All

Day two favourite song – Wings of an Eagle

A beautiful and uplifting song by Australian singer-songwriter Russell Morris. Released in 1973. Its significance for me is twofold. This song was included on the soundtrack of the marvellous and quirky Australian movie called The Dish, released in 2001. In a fashion, laced with laconic Aussie humour, this movie tells the story of Australia’s contribution … Read more Day two favourite song – Wings of an Eagle